Bahrain Human Rights International Film Festival (BHRIFF) announced today its call for entries for the third term of the festival, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa which is organized annually and held under the patronage of his majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain.
The festival will be organized in the period from 1 to 4 May 2010 according to the organizing team.
Nasser H. Burdestani, Executive Director of BHRIFF said “We will continue year after year and in cooperation with our partners our celebration of films covering issues related to human rights”. He added “We are so keen in this part of the world in contributing to crate a healthy environment for dialogue between different cultures and civilizations and we strongly believe that films can play an essential role in this regard”
Burdestani added “We are so glad to note the success of our festival as recognized by well known human rights film festivals around the world as well as the general public and cinema lovers”.
The last day to accept films as confirmed by the organizing team is 31 January 2010. Selected films will be competing to win the following seven awards: Best Feature Film Award, Best Documentary Film Award, Best Director of Feature Films, Best Director of Documentary Films, Best Actor/Actress, Jury Team Award and Best Film as Selected by the Audience.
Burdestani announced “The Selection Team will be formed very soon consisting of well known specialist in the fields of cinema and human rights in cooperation with our strategic partner Bahrain Cinema Club”. The final list of the selected films will be announced by end of February 2010 while no films produced before January 2005 will be accepted for the competition.